Sunday, February 28, 2010
February 27th my dad passed away after a 16 year battle with cancer. He has been the most incredible fighter that ever existed, and it is crazy that it all happened so fast. He has been hospitalized recently with a lung infection and fluid building up in his lungs. Yesterday, the fluid had completely filled his lungs and he was having a really hard time breathing. He was walking around a little bit early yesterday morning until he was finally convinced that he needed to lay down and rest. Only a couple hours later we could no longer wake him up. His breathing continued to be labored and around 9:45 pm we called our pastor Charlie to come over and pray with us. He showed up at 10:00 and walked back to the room. His first response was that we should sing, and he began to sing "Amazing Grace," we all sang with him, and as we sang my dad blinked a couple times and it seemed like he was looking around. Charlie began to pray but before he could finish my dad tried to sit up, took a last breath, and passed away at 10:05 pm. It was the most amazing thing I have ever experienced and I know God's hand was upon him. He was surrounded by family and comfortable at home. He had been holding on and fighting for so long and it was as if he needed to hear that song and prayer to be ready to let go. Of course we miss him like crazy, and are mourning the loss of our wonderful father. It is going to be a hard road for us, especially my mom, but I am beyond grateful that he is no longer suffering and is in a better place! We are so thankful for our wonderful family and friends who are so supportive and willing to help in this time. Thank you!
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
A couple of days ago we gave Clara her first Rice Cereal meal. She was a little skeptical at first, but she ended up loving it! This has definitely become a part of our nightly ritual, and it is so cute to watch her try to eat. I'm pretty sure more of it spills out of her mouth than actually goes down, but she is learning. I'm sure she will get the hang of it soon!
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Clara is five months old today! I have no idea how much she weighs or how tall she is, all I know is that she is stinkin' cute! Just recently she has begun sitting up on her own very well. I have a feeling she is going to skip crawling, and just start scooting every where on her bum, because she hates tummy time. Every time she rolls over on her stomach, which is almost every time you lay her on her back, she gets pretty frustrated, pretty quickly.